Psychology

tiger and girl playing piano

Hold on, Tiger Mom

Research refutes the idea that the traditional, strict “Chinese” upbringing, advocated for in the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," is superior.
human brain

Brain 'dimmer switch' influences mood disorders

Researchers pinpoint control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”
angry young girl

The universal face of anger

You know that look of fury. Researchers now believe it's part of our basic biology as humans.
U.S. Army marching band

In sync and in control?

UCLA social scientists find that marching in unison makes men feel more formidable.
girls with cell phones

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

Children’s social skills may be declining as they spend less time in face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of phones and other digital media.
Asian parents and children

What makes a happy parent?

Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies suggest? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.

Three of four California children with mental health needs don't get treatment

Barriers to care persist, despite fact that 95 percent have health insurance.
dogs

When Rover turns into the green-eyed monster

A dog's fit of jealousy likely has deep, primordial roots, according to UC San Diego research.

Wide-faced men negotiate nearly $2,200 larger signing bonus

UC Riverside study finds men with wider faces are successful negotiating for themselves, but not so when it comes to compromise and collaboration.

This is your brain on drugs

With a $1 million award from the Keck Foundation, scientists at UC Santa Barbara will research who could be more vulnerable to addiction.

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